Severn Trent latest on major burst main that flooded Nuneaton road

Water pouring onto Coton Road as water supplies across Nuneaton were hit yesterday (July 7)
-Credit: (Image: Daisy Davis)


Severn Trent has apologised for the impact of a burst water main in Nuneaton. Yesterday morning (July 7) householders across large parts of the town were hit by a major supply loss with some left with no water at all.

It then emerged that this was due to a burst main on Coton Road. An image showed gallons of water flooding onto the stretch of the main road which heads away from the town centre towards the Coton Arches.

Engineers were sent to the scene but some householders were still reporting having supply issues yesterday afternoon. Crews have been spotted on Coton Road again this morning (July 8).

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CoventryLive asked the water company for an update on the situation. We also asked what caused the pipe to burst and exactly how many properties were impacted.

A spokesperson told us that information on the cause of the burst was not available. They also said that they could not provide details on the total number of properties either.

"We would like to apologise to customers in Nuneaton who experienced lower than normal pressure or interruptions to their water supply yesterday," the spokesperson said. "This was due to a burst water main.

"Our teams worked around the clock to get this repair made and we're pleased to say that all customers should now be back on supply."

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